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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca police charged two people with the armed robbery that happened on Sept. 11 in the 400 block of S. Plain Street. Jai K. Jones, 18, was charged with robbery in the first degree. Another person under the age of 18 was also charged with robbery in the first degree. 

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ITHACA, NY -- Joseph Esposito, 35, and Ronald Snyder, 41, both of Ithaca were charged for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery on Aug. 29 at the Speedway Gas Station. Esposito was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and Snyder was charged with robbery i…

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Mayor Svante Myrick announced the appointment of Faith Vavra as the new chief of staff for the City of Ithaca. The appointment comes after former chief of staff Dan Cogan retired in May after five years. Vavra will be the city's third chief of staff.

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ITHACA, NY -- The Right to Renew legislation was back in front of the Planning and Economic Development Committee on Sept. 15 after the group decided it needed more work at last month’s meeting. Taylor Moon and Genevieve Rand from the Ithaca Tenants Union were also on hand to give data and a…

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ITHACA, NY -- The annual Cortaca Jug game will take place at another storied venue next fall as the Ithaca College Bombers and SUNY Cortland Red Dragons play out the next chapter of their rivalry at Yankee Stadium.

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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca Police have arrested an individual under the age of 18 for sex crimes committed against two victims less than 11 years old. The assaults spanned the period of March 2021 through June 26. The minor was charged in Tompkins County Family Court with two counts of sex abuse i…

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ITHACA, NY -- It’s official — the Planning Board has approved the apartment building at 401 E State St. after calling a special meeting to vote on it on Sept. 14. The project received preliminary site plan approval at the July 27 meeting, but it stalled at the Aug. 24 meeting. Developer Jeff…

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ITHACA, NY -- Tabernacle Baptists Church is celebrating 150+1 years of service in the Fall Creek neighborhood. The church originally wanted to host a celebration for its 150th birthday last year, but like most things, it was derailed by the pandemic.

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ITHACA, NY -- Cornell University freshman Ellen Jannereth is in the running to win $400,000 worth of prizes via the Breakthrough Junior Challenge. The challenge is an annual global competition for students to “inspire creative thinking about science.” It’s open to students ages 13-18 from co…

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UPDATE: Ithaca police arrested Richard Z. Andrews, 29, in relation to the robbery. He was charged with robbery in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and burglary in the third degree. He was remanded to Tompkins County Jail without bail due to prior felony c…

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Assemblymember Anna Kelles announced that the Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) has been allocated $15,092.00 in state aid for library construction funds. The funds will cover the cost of the TCPL’s replacement of the interior main lobby single automatic doors with two separate entrance …

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ITHACA, NY -- A man suffered serious, though not life-threatening, injuries during a robbery in Ithaca on Sept. 11. Ithaca police responded to Hotel Ithaca at 222 S Cayuga St. at 5 p.m. for a reported robbery. Upon arrival they spoke with a victim who said he was attacked by two men and robb…

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ITHACA, NY -- A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed in the arm in the early morning hours of Sept. 12. Police responded to the stabbing on the 200 block of Eddy Street at 2:25 a.m. Witnesses told police the incident began when three party guests refused to leave a…

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Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties (TCHFH) will be holding a Home Dedication Celebration for a recently completed house at 1930 Slaterville Rd., Ithaca on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend and help welcome the Oliver family home. A simple ce…

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In 1945, five community-minded bankers, Paul Brainard, William Burns, Sherman Peer, George Rogalsky and Gerald Williams, decided they wanted to do something to give back to the community they loved. They established a non-profit, now called the Legacy Foundation of Tompkins County, that woul…

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On a September day last year, a hundred crossword enthusiasts both near and far (one participant was all the way in Australia) gathered to virtually compete in the Finger Lakes Crossword Competition. Each had received an envelope containing the crossword, a few other small games, and strict …

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ITHACA, NY -- A person died after drowning in the inlet in the area of 100 South Fulton St. on Sept. 4 at 1 p.m., according to the Ithaca Police Department. Upon arrival, officers located the victim who was pronounced dead on the scene. The drowning appears to be accidental and not the resul…